How’s that conservatism working for ya, Wisconsin?

Posted: March 20, 2015 by watsonthethird in Conservative Hypocrisy, Conservative Idiocy, Conservative Shenanigans, Current Events, Economics, Politics
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Another conservative-led state underperforms:

Wisconsin ranked 40th in the nation in private-sector job growth during the one-year period between September 2013 and September 2014, according to the latest detailed job numbers from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The numbers come from the Bureau’s Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, which economists say is the gold standard of job metrics. Because the QCEW is so thorough, the numbers take a long time to report.

They showed Wisconsin added private-sector jobs at a rate of about 1.16 percent from September 2013 to September 2014. By comparison, private-sector jobs grew by 2.3 percent nationwide.

All neighboring states fared better than Wisconsin, and when matched up against a broader region of 10 Midwest states, only Nebraska fared worse.

The Walker administration also released less-accurate monthly job estimates early Thursday morning, which were much more positive. They showed Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent in February of 2015.

Not only is the state faring poorly due to Governor Scott Walker’s policies, he also feels the need to lie about it. How typically conservative.

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Comments
  1. meursault1942 says:

    Where conservatism goes, failure follows. You’d think this would cause conservatives to rethink their policies, but you would be very, very wrong.

    Also: Scott Walker isn’t a fan of working people having a day of rest, either. That sentence would be equally true if you chopped off “having a day of rest, either”.

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